Severin Films’ Cliff Twemlow Documentary MANCUNIAN MAN To Screen at FrightFest 2023

Mancunian Man

Meet Cliff Twemlow – AKA Mancunian Man… Bouncer. Novelist. Composer. Screenwriter. Producer. Star. Stuntman.

In 1980s Britain, Twemlow was all of these and much, much more. For more than a decade, he was in fact Britain’s most prolific indie filmmaker and in his hometown of Manchester, he was – and remains – a bone-fide legend.

Between 1992 and 1993, he gathered a devoted team, including local doormen, martial artists, variety performers, club DJs, models, girlfriends, gym friends, family members and B-listers and created his own cut-rate Hollywood empire.

Perhaps best known for the ultra-violent G.B.H. (Grievous Bodily Harm) – which was banned as one of the notorious Video Nasties – Twemlow was a true trailblazer. Shooting with pioneering video technology, composing the music himself and working to almost non-existent budgets – he crafted movies of all genres, from gangster flicks to horror films, spy thrillers to sci-fi epics and beyond, with the help of his unlikely ensemble of misfits.

Now his unbelievable, but totally true story is brought to life by director Jake West (Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, Razor Blade Smile and Doghouse) and Severin Films through exclusive new interviews, insane film clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage.

There’s only one real Mancunian Man, a true one-of-a-kind legend whose story needs to be seen to be believed.

Severin Films release of MANCUNIAN MAN screens at FrightFest on Sunday 27th August 2023 at 8.50 pm – Empire Main Screen

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